Vintage Snowmobile Show

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by SPLINEHEAD » 03 Jan 2018, 09:45

zman wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 09:09
SPLINEHEAD wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 08:51
zman wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 07:28


They cut splines at Speed queen.
Didn't know they had a machine shop there.

We currently use a shop in Illinois for our spline work.
May be contacting you for a quote.
Speed Queen and most washing machine manufacturers use splines in the gear box of the washing machine and for the agitator. Our process does not cut them they are rolled in a cold forming process. Go to you tube and search West Michigan Spline and you will be able to watch some being rolled.

Turn up the heater, I'm sitting in MSP on my layover. Looks cold out there.
Checked your website.
Now I see, you build the machines, I thought you did the spline work.

It was above zero when I left for work this morning, actually felt warm when I walked outside.
We do make the machines as our bread and butter and as a service we do production runs as well. Would be glad to look at whatever you have. My email is on the web page.

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by zman » 06 Jan 2018, 18:59

A few pics from the show.
It was a bit cold out there.
The Mercury, Moto Ski and Polaris Rat sled won their divisions.
The Mercury was nice, someone put a lot of work in to it.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by SPLINEHEAD » 08 Jan 2018, 05:35

Love those pic's! Another blast from the past. Thanks for posting. To bad my timing was off.

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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by 68MERC » 08 Jan 2018, 16:50

I'm only 10 minutes from Appleton. I own 3 old Scorpions and have a large Scorpion Snowmobile Dealership Sign Collection. One sled is apart and 2 are very nice. 71' Stinger and a 72' Stingeroo. I love the red metal flake wedge sleds since I rode them when young. I could not make the show but remember seeing that sign for it somewhere the last couple weeks. I'd like to buy that Polaris TX (if it's cherry and a 340) as a gift for an old friend if you know who owns it.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by zman » 08 Jan 2018, 19:39

68MERC wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 16:50
I'm only 10 minutes from Appleton. I own 3 old Scorpions and have a large Scorpion Snowmobile Dealership Sign Collection. One sled is apart and 2 are very nice. 71' Stinger and a 72' Stingeroo. I love the red metal flake wedge sleds since I rode them when young. I could not make the show but remember seeing that sign for it somewhere the last couple weeks. I'd like to buy that Polaris TX (if it's cherry and a 340) as a gift for an old friend if you know who owns it.
The one in the Moto Ski pic?
Don't know the owner, but could ask around the club see if anyone knows.

Club President knew who owns it. But he doesn't believe it is for sale.
Owned by a guy from Egg Harbor.
If you want his name I can PM it to you.

Here is a better picture of it. It is a 340
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by 68MERC » 08 Jan 2018, 21:17

That's the one. Yes, please forward me his name and number if you can obtain it. Things change hands over time and at least maybe I could be first on the list.
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Re: Vintage Snowmobile Show

Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 12 Jan 2018, 15:20

I miss racing through Michigan snow in the Polaris 440.
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